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March 20, 2012 8:26:47 AM

Hello,

I just want to do one final check before i pull the trigger, here is the build

https://www.aria.co.uk/WishList/hZ-_qPmpBUJqpw7iGiKHIg,,

i will be reusing:

SONY DVD RW AW-G170A (optical drive)

SAMSUNG SP2504C (Hard Drive) 250GB

NZXT Apollo Case

will these parts be okay? i was planning to dban the HDD is this a good idea?


will be used for gaming and general use.


advice is appreciated.
a b B Homebuilt system
March 20, 2012 8:59:01 AM

13lackOut said:
Hello,

I just want to do one final check before i pull the trigger, here is the build

https://www.aria.co.uk/WishList/hZ-_qPmpBUJqpw7iGiKHIg,,

i will be reusing:

SONY DVD RW AW-G170A (optical drive)

SAMSUNG SP2504C (Hard Drive) 250GB

NZXT Apollo Case

will these parts be okay? i was planning to dban the HDD is this a good idea?


will be used for gaming and general use.


advice is appreciated.

Well they will all work together if that's what your asking. I'd go the Intel route myself with something like this:
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Int...
and this:
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/ASU...
the above examples are approximately the same cost as the items you picked out. The cpu is a lower end Sandy Bridge but as you can see from this chart:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-sandy-bridge...
it ranks near the top. If your goal is to stay in the same budget that's the way I'd go. If there's room for more I'd go with this:
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Int...
Just my opinion - hope it helps. :) 
March 20, 2012 9:03:23 AM

Chaz21 said:
Well they will all work together if that's what your asking. I'd go the Intel route myself with something like this:
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Int...
and this:
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/ASU...
the above examples are approximately the same cost as the items you picked out. The cpu is a lower end Sandy Bridge but as you can see from this chart:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-sandy-bridge...
it ranks near the top. If your goal is to stay in the same budget that's the way I'd go. If there's room for more I'd go with this:
https://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Int...
Just my opinion - hope it helps. :) 


Thanks for the advice but I'm going to stick with AMD :) 

So my old hard drive will work with this build? what would you suggest i do to wipe it?

Thanks for the help
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a b B Homebuilt system
March 20, 2012 9:12:12 AM

13lackOut said:
Thanks for the advice but I'm going to stick with AMD :) 

So my old hard drive will work with this build? what would you suggest i do to wipe it?

Thanks for the help

When you install your new os you can just chose to reformat it. You'll have that option with windows 7 if that's what you are using.
a b B Homebuilt system
March 20, 2012 8:37:22 PM

13lackOut said:
changed the GPU to this

http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Giga...

as the XFX hd6870 was commonly reviewed as being very loud with a crap fan.

additionally gone for this PSU:

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Power+Supplie...

would this affect compatibility at all?

thanks for the advice

They are still compatible but you're near to the minimum required watts with that GPU. Not much leeway. I'd go a bit bigger if you can swing it.
a b B Homebuilt system
March 20, 2012 8:50:13 PM

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Why would OP switch to a slower and more expensive GPU LOL

Probably because of "the XFX hd6870 was commonly reviewed as being very loud with a crap fan". I'm just guessing.
a b B Homebuilt system
March 20, 2012 11:10:46 PM

13lackOut said:
Changed my mind on the GTX after further research. It's now between the

ASUS HD 6850 Direct CU £82
http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Graphics+Card...


and the

Sapphire HD 6870 £114
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004R7MTPQ/ref=s9_si...

my aim is to be able to play bf3 comfortably my screen is not particularly high resolution so should i go for the 6850 and upgrade in the future?

thanks

See if this chart helps you any:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
This is recent. :) 
a b B Homebuilt system
March 21, 2012 9:28:42 AM

13lackOut said:
right sorted this stuff out. Scan now have it in stock with a quiter GPU.

http://www.scan.co.uk/savedbasket/849b99d9b75245f2a20f6...

everything look okay?

sorry to be a pain want to get it right.

thanks

Looks fine to me - good luck with your build. :) 
!